Lot 38 of 222:
George Eliot Middlemarch First Edition.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,560
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

Author:
Eliot, George

Place:
Edinburgh and London

Publisher:
William Blackwood and Sons

Date:
1871-72

Description:

4 volumes. viii, 410; [iv], 377; [iv], 384; [iv], 371 pp. (8vo) 17.5x11.5 cm (7x4½"), publisher's blue cloth stamped in black and gilt, gilt spine. First Edition in book form.

First published in 8 parts the same year. Widely regarded as Eliot's finest work, and one of the best novels written in the English language. Sadleir 815; Wolff 2059.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Bindings well worn and soiled with rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, darkening to spines with some fraying to edges; interiors solid with occasional light foxing, some hinges cracked or starting, volume 2 with early ownership signature to title page; good or better.


 
Item number:
289966
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